The king Emeritus esgrime before British Justice his "immunity" before the courts of the United Kingdom because of his status as "member of the Spanish royal family and the crown of Spain". "This does not sit above the law," explains the writing presented by the Law of Him, Daniel Bethlehem and Philippa Webb, "but he only responds by his position before the Spanish Supreme Court."
In this way his defense argues before the High Court of London that the English courts lack jurisdiction on the demand that his former Corinna Larsen lover brought against him and alludes to the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations of 1961 as well as the Law British on immunity. According to the defense of Don Juan Carlos, both "make it clear that foreign states are completely immune to the jurisdiction of the United Kingdom" and that, in this sense, the monarch is affected by that "state" consideration. Likewise, they allude to "reciprocal respect that governs bilateral relations" between Spain and the United Kingdom since the Treaty of Utrecht.
The view, which began yesterday and that has been resumed today, is presided by Judge Matthew Nicklin, who must determine if King Juan Carlos is affected by the aforementioned immunity or if on the contrary, as the lawyers of Corinna hold, he must be investigated in the United Kingdom.
He also mentions Don Juan Carlos to reinforce his relationship with the Royal House despite being exiled in Arab Emirates that "is financially independent of King Felipe" but "the Spanish State pays his safety to this day." At the same time he highlights that the royal family, unlike what happens with others such as Saudi Arabia, has few members.
King Emeritus tries to neutralize Corinna's accusations, which held that since 2012 he has been submitted to a "harassment" process in which he locates a predominant role to Spanish secret services. The turning point of this operation against it is, always according to the story of it, when Don Juan Carlos demanded the reimbursement of the 65 million euros that had previously transferred him.
Corinna argues that those funds, who were donated to the monarch by Saudi Arabia, were a gift for the "love" that he professarate him as much as his son. However, she adds that her refusal to return the money from her caused the National Intelligence Center (CNI) threatening it with "consequences" that "would not be good" if he did not agree to the pretension of King Emeritus.
In this sense, Corinna already explained in a letter that she sent the head of the royal house, Jaime Alfonsín, and who was revealed by the world, who refused to the reimburse to "avoid potential accusations for financial crimes" while considering an offense That the monarch acknowledges "falsely having stolen his goods." She in turn assures that the former CNI director, Felix Sanz Roldán, told him at a meeting held in London that she could not guarantee her safety or her of her children. She for all this claims the economic damages that have been caused by this strategy as well as being decreed an order of remoteness of King Juan Carlos.Updated Date: 07 December 2021, 07:41